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Overcoming Trauma With Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.

5 Yoga Poses To Beat The Blues

Intent | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

Yoga's unique mind-body approach is being used more and more to reduce stress in cases of PTSD, treat depression, and to enhance overall well-being. The following three studies provide some insight into the benefits of yoga for depression and anxiety.

Sex Scandals Got You Down? 6 Ways Yoga Helps Heal Invisible Wounds

Suzanne Clores | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Clores

I cannot imagine handling the intense social, political and personal challenges of American adulthood without drawing on yoga's very practical healing methods. But that's just me. See for yourself.

Why Om Is So Good For Mental Health

Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living

A new review of studies has confirmed yoga's benefits on mental health conditions such as depression and ADHD. Researchers from Duke University a...

Yoga: Connecting Community and Caring

Rob Schware | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"I'm a survivor of domestic violence. My tools for transitioning from victim to survivor have been traditional therapy, peer support, creative pursuits, and yoga. Yoga has been vital in managing my PTSD symptoms and in moving internally from surviving to living."

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Journey To Well-Being: New Light On Yoga For Depression And Anxiety

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Weintraub's book comes at a time when an increasing number of Americans are seeking alternative treatments to antidepressant medications with limited effectiveness and disturbing side effects.

Danger Zone To Om Zone: How Yoga Is Invading Our Military

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

If yoga can help teach the life skills of resiliency and emotional regulation to our soldiers, as well as our children, who's to say it won't benefit the rest of us? After all, isn't life sometimes a playground, and other times, a battlefield?

Don't Worry, Be Happy: How Yoga Helps Combat Depression

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

One of the leading proponents of yoga for depression has long been Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga and author of "Yoga for Depression." I recently caught up with Amy and talked to her about her work.